From time to time, vehicle manufacturers issue voluntary or compulsory recalls which relate to vehicle safety. It is important to check that your vehicle has no outstanding recalls, and if it does, have the vehicle recall action completed by the vehicle manufacturer through their dealer network.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) administers product recalls in Australia:
A list of all active and historic vehicle related recalls can be viewed on the Product Safety Australia website.
Follow this link for information on the purchase and consumer rights for motor vehicles.
The ACCC issued its first compulsory recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags in March 2018.
Details on the Compulsory Takata airbag recall can be viewed here.
To check if your vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall click here.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) administers product recalls in New Zealand with the cooperation of the Motor Industry Association (MIA) and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs:
A list of all active and historic vehicle related recalls can be viewed on the NZTA website.
Details on the Compulsory Takata airbag recall in NZ can be viewed here.
Follow this link for information on the purchase and consumer rights for motor vehicles in NZ.
To ensure you are able to be notified should your vehicle be involved in any active or future recalls, make sure the contact details listed against your vehicle are up-to-date by informing your vehicle manufacturer or dealer.
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